12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Levi
— 1 night
Fly
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
6
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Auttikongas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Syvasenvaara Fell and Rovaniemi City Library. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Feelapland, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then visit Sampo Icebreaker, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kemi trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Kemi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Akaslompolo, with lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

1
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally stroll through Kids' Land.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi travel route planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Saariselka planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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Salla

Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 31st (Tue), stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salla

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.